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The Madhatter

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About The Madhatter

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    Sci-Fi, modern jets, automobiles, ships, tanks, long walks on the beach......

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  1. fantastic job on that console Mark. You should stick an LED behind it
  2. nice work Janne! Looking awesome. I like that pen idea. I thought it was ultra fine maskol or something like it at first Hope your knee gets better - nothing makes you feel older than walking with a stick
  3. Thanks Chris. I must admit, I'm actually both looking forward to that stage so that everything becomes more uniform, as well as being terrified I'll screw it up because painting is not my strong point.
  4. LOL, I think I'll be as koo koo as the guy in my signature GIF 😄 I'm thinking I may not go so crazy on the bottom hull plate but who knows? I am shuddering on the inside about having to do that as well as the top. I know I will, but it's still a daunting thought. I have also been eyeing off my Korbanth SSD and I know it needs some work but I don't think I'll go as nuts on that as I have on this. Maybe just a few details here and there. A complete rebuild of the drive engines too....
  5. Thanks guys The greeblies are 1/700 ship kit parts that I made casts of so I don't have to buy more sets as they're expensive. The sets are from Pit-road. The rest of the parts are from various other ship kits I've collected over the years
  6. Thanks Mark. I have yet to add the FO lights but I have a plan in mind for that to get them a nice glow as opposed to a harsh light. All will be revealed one day... Nah, joking. I'm just going to sand the LED's which will produce a nice even glow 😉 Righteo, onwards and upwards It's that time of the fortnight again - yup: update time! I've been plugging away at yet more side walls and naturally, there is still a heap more to do yet. I did say this will be a loooooong build (ticked over the one year mark already with so much more to do). I sometimes wonder why I do this to myself but for the rest of the time, I love it I have to remind myself that I still have the other side to do yet as well as the bottom and then the sidewalls. Maybe by 2021 it'll be done..... As you can see, I still need to add some details to the hull to tie in the sidewalls but that'll happen soon enough. Anyway, that's all I have for now but I will be back again once I have done something worth showing Thanks for looking and if you have any suggestions for details etc, I'm open to them Cheers Si
  7. I got as far as securing the Yuunagi but have yet t finish the Gamillian Cruiser. I keeping looking at it each night and keep thinking I should get it done, but with so many other things on the go at the moment, I haven't really given any thing else other than a thought.
  8. Thanks guys. Bit of a Blast from the Past this one. Good to see you again Tanis, its been a while.
  9. LOL - there's a snow flakes chance in hell I will be counting all the chips, strips and plates that I've added but if I were to guesstimate it, I would say in the 500 > 1k mark. Maybe more. I also reckon I've spent nearly 40 hours or so on it so far. Again, maybe more. It is testing my patience - that's for sure
  10. Thanks for the positive feedback guys Ray, yes mate I do make my own resin bits. In fact, I popped some fresh bits out last night . No chance of me counting the bits either! 🙂
  11. hi guys Well, time for another update. Not sure how many more I'll do for a while as I may take a break from this, but not just yet. I keep looking at how much I've done versus how much is left to do and I start shaking inwardly. Definitely a long term build. As you can see, I have made a start on the port side. I've installed the mini hangars and they look alright. I tried to dial down the brightness but may need to do more. And something I haven't shown you yet - a lighting test of the rear engines: Well, that's it for now but as always, thanks for sticking around and having a look Till next time Si
  12. Nice build Mark! I don't see too many of these subjects much now a days, but it's great to see someone paying it the attention it deserves. Keep the updates coming
  13. just caught up with your pic stream and I can only echo what the others have said in that it is quite an amazing build!. I also spent an hour or more going through your relatively recent ST dry dock build - that is severely inspirational! Thanks for the link and it is now book marked
  14. nah - I never saw it as stalking. I've often wondered if there is some kind of forum etiquette surrounding the time taken between a post and a reply. If there is, I've never adhered to it from day 1.
  15. Yeah I just reread what I'd written and it does come across as arrogant but it definitely wasn't meant that way. I think it was the addition of the smiley face that makes it look bad. Whoops
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